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Labor Law and Construction Accident Defense

The New York Labor Law imposes liability on owners and contractors for failure to provide a safe place to work. New York State is the only state which has such a law imposing absolute liability on owners, contractors and their agents without the culpable conduct of the plaintiff being considered for any elevation related injury. These cases are always among the highest verdicts recorded in the state every year. Understanding the law is essential not only for handling these cases but also for counseling clients on their safety practices, contract language and accident investigation.

At Connick McNamee PLLC we represent clients in the New York Metropolitan area construction industry in a wide range of insurance defense matters.

Our team has decades of experience handling the most complex construction site accident cases throughout the various boroughs of New York and on Long Island. Representing public and private owners and developers, general contractors and various subcontractor trades, our attorneys defend claims arising out of all aspects of the construction industry. These include claims involving the use of scaffold systems, ladders, shoring, demolition, concrete, superstructure, and heavy machinery in industrial, commercial and residential projects.

Our construction litigators are experienced in successfully resolving New York Labor Law cases through mediation or motion practice and, when necessary, provide avigorous defense at trial. We are well versed with respect to issues concerning contractual indemnification, insurance coverage and the ever-evolving application of “Labor Law 240.”

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